Asheville Terrors: Ghosts of the Blue Ridge

Up for some spooky chills and thrills under Asheville’s starry skies? Join Asheville Terrors on a walking tour of the city’s most haunted spots and uncover the sinister secrets that lurk in the shadows.

Blood of murder victims, brutal wars, suicides, and an outbreak of epidemic disease laid the foundation of Asheville’s dark and unsettled past. Learn more on a frighteningly fun ghost tour through the haunted heart of the historic Beer City.

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Asheville Terrors: Ghosts of the Blue Ridge

Step into the shadows of Asheville’s storied past and unearth the hidden secrets of a city shrouded in layers of unresolved mystery, dark tragedy, and bloody battles. Our professional tour guides will lead you through the city’s eerie streets, where you will hear true, authentic stories about the horror that plagued the hills surrounding the Land of the Sky and the restless spirits of those who met their tragic end in this city. Add our Bonus Extended Tour for an extended dose of ghostly thrills and spooky stories from more haunted locations in Asheville.

Meeting Location: Jackson Building, located at 22 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Christy Clark
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
John James
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Jesse Peters
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

Battery Park Hotel

Built in 1924, the historic Battery Park Hotel, now transformed into a specialized apartment for seniors and older adults, boasts a storied past steeped in both grandeur and tragedy. Within its walls, the restless spirit of a victim of brutal murder still roams, her presence most keenly felt within the confines of the room where her life was tragically cut short.

Jackson Building

Nestled in the heart of Asheville’s eclectic landscape is the iconic Jackson Building, a unique mix of architectural marvels and ghostly mysteries. Erected on a site with a somber history and sorrowful past, the building whispers tales of loss and despair, with the restless soul of a local real estate tycoon who tragically took his own life during the Great Depression, haunting its upper floors.

Basilica of St. Lawrence

Standing tall as one of the most remarkable landmarks in Asheville, the Basilica of St. Lawrence is a sanctuary of divine worship and a haven for spooky events. With the ghostly presence of the Spanish architect credited with the design of this historic building still felt in every stone, the Basilica pulsates with an otherworldly energy, drawing curious thrill seekers and history buffs into its haunted embrace.

The Hauntings of Asheville

Nestled in the historic foothills of the Blue Ridge and smoky mountains, Asheville’s haunting legacy stretches back through centuries of Cherokee spirituality and the arrival of White settlers, with ghostly tales of murder, suicide, and tragic accidents. Today, Asheville’s history is marred by moments of unexpected sorrow and great tragedy—from the sad fate of the Cherokee natives to the haunted memories of the Civil War and the struggles of forgotten souls who lived and died in frontier outposts.

The Great Depression in the 1930s also hit Asheville harder than almost every other city in the country, forcing many from the homes they had worked so hard to build and pushing desperate businessmen to take the express route to the afterlife after Asheville’s economy took a turn for the worse. The trail of desolation, despair, and shattered dreams they left behind can still be felt in the places where they once lived and thrived.

Senseless violence and feuds between rival outlaws during the Prohibition era also added a spooky layer to Asheville’s haunted reputation, with tales of notorious bootleggers hell-bent on causing chaos and violence becoming an integral part of the city’s lore. Today, the ghosts of those who died during the illegal hooch production and booze runs still haunt the underground distilleries and breweries where they once plied their illicit trade.

 

The Most Haunted Places in Asheville, NC

 

The other side of the Beer City, hidden from the tourists and downtown bustle, is where the real thrills lie. From the chilling tales of mysterious deaths at the Battery Park Hotel to the deadly fire accident that claimed innocent lives at Highland Hospital in Asheville, every corner of this stunning mountain city’s haunted streets holds a piece of its dark past.

Even the sacred Basilica of St. Lawrence isn’t excluded from the spooky that engulfs the Land of the Sky when the sun goes down. And the majestic Biltmore Estates take a whole new look at night, with whispers of ghostly and a series of inexplicable events reported within its walls.

Discover what happens in the streets of Asheville when the sun goes down. Uncover the city’s sinister secrets hidden behind its verdant hills and majestic Blue Ridge peaks. Book a tour with Asheville Terrors tonight for an amazing haunting experience.

Reasons to Take the Asheville Ghost Tour

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You Want to Unearth Asheville’s Real Dark History

History comes to life in the shadows of Asheville, for when the sun goes down the ghosts of this mountain town’s past awake ... n. Embark on a bone-chilling adventure through Asheville’s darker side on a ghost adventure tour and uncover the haunted history of the Land of the Sky. Hear tragic stories of the people who built Asheville’s historic buildings and listen for their ghosts whispering secrets in your ear.

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You Love a Good Story–Especially if It’s a Ghost Story

There’s something intriguing about being wrapped up in a terrifying tale of insanity or a tragic tale of betrayal and murde ... r. Let yourself be captured by unnerving stories on our 1.4-mile walk through the dark streets of downtown Asheville. Hear about vengeful ghosts who still haunt the streets where you walk. Investigate sightings of spirits who still stalk the buildings where desperate people leaped to their deaths.

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You Want to Make Unique Memories

Our tours are great for the family and for date night – as long as everyone’s ok with feeling the cold breath of death on ... their neck. Embark on an eerie tour of Asheville’s haunted history with us and create a hair-raising memory that will send a chill down your spine for years to come.

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You Love Historic Architecture

Discover the secrets that linger in the shadows of Asheville’s most beautiful historic buildings. From architecture by Rafa ... el Gustavino and the Biltmore Estate, on our tour of haunted historic Asheville, you’ll experience the haunted history of some incredible designs and hear terrifying tales of the tragedy that built them.

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You’ve Spent All Day Sight-Seeing and Want to See What the Night Holds

Hiking in the Appalachians and exploring the small towns around Asheville will take on a more sinister vibe after you’ve he ... ard the twisted history of the places you’ve already visited. Embark on a frightening ghost tour and add a twist of terror to the adventures you’ve already experienced.

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You’re looking for a pet-friendly activity in Dog City

You’ve already taken your furry friend to the dog-friendly restaurants and bars in town, and you’re looking for something ... more unnerving and spine-tingling to do. Put a terrifying twist on walking your dog and join us on a walking tour of Asheville’s haunted history. Dogs are allowed, as long as they don’t distract from the blood-curdling stories of Asheville’s terrifying past.

Our Tours

Asheville Terrors: Ghosts of the Blue Ridge

Discover the darkness lurking beneath the beauty of the Blue Ridge…You’ll discover the twisted tales of a city steeped in tragedy, murder, suicide, and mystery.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet outside the historic Jackson Building, located at 22 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Asheville Terrors Boos and Brews Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy some liquid courage while hearing ghostly tales of Asheville's most historic haunts and drinking hotspots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Tours meet outside of the Wedge Downtown: 1 Page Ave Suite 152 Asheville, NC. Please arrive 15 minutes early and look for your guide with a lantern and US Ghost Adventures t-shirt!

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Asheville Terrors Boos and Brews Ultimate Haunted Pub Crawl

Indulge in some liquid courage as you listen to ghostly tales of Asheville's historic haunts and popular drinking spots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 9PM tours meet outside of Barley's Taproom - 42 Biltmore Ave.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 9PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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